Around and about

Morpheus is situated in Sloten  a small village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Amsterdam, and lies about 6 km west of the city centre. 

Sloten was a separate municipality until 1921. Since then, Sloten(990ad) became the oldest part of Amsterdam(1254ad). The inhabitants of Sloten mainly lived from fishing, livestock and horticulture.

Across the Ringvaartdijk, a small river, lies the small village Badhoevendorp, which has a small centre with shops and supermarkets. Badhoevendorp is since 1921 part of the municipality of Amsterdam. De Sloterbrug, where Morpheus lies right next to, connects both villages with each other since 1879.

Transport

To get to Morpheus from the airport you can take Bus 69 or 195. These busses stop around the corner a 2 minute walk. 

To get into the city you can either take bus 195 and after one stop transfer to tram 1. Or take a nice walk of 10 minutes to tram 1, which is opposite of ‘ The gardencentre Osdorp‘.

Special to visit

The Molen van Sloten”  is the name of a polder mill which you can find at the end of the street where ‘Morpheus’ is located. It is an oak, thatched eight-sided shelving mill on a stone base. The mill, together with the Akergemaal ensures the drainage of the Western Garden Cities.
 
The mill is one of the few in Holland that is open to the public (almost) every day. The mill also has a lift and is used as a wedding location for the Nieuw-West district. In the mill there is a lot to see about the mill technique and the history of Sloten and Oud Osdorp, but there is also a presentation Rembrandt in the attic, containing wax images of Rembrandt and several of his characters. Since April 2005 the complex has been extended with a Kuiperijmuseum, which shows a lot about the old craft of the cooperage.

To Do in Amsterdam

Feb
16
Sun
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).

Apr
27
Mon
Kingsday
Apr 27 all-day
Kingsday

Kingsday, former Queensday, is far out the biggest event in the Netherlands and especially in Amsterdam. It’s the birthday of our king and throughout the whole city you find streetmarkets where children and grown ups sell stuff, can you find livebands of dj’s at almost every pub. The party last from the evening before until late in the night. 

As there is so much to do here some links :

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).

Apr
27
Tue
Kingsday
Apr 27 all-day
Kingsday

Kingsday, former Queensday, is far out the biggest event in the Netherlands and especially in Amsterdam. It’s the birthday of our king and throughout the whole city you find streetmarkets where children and grown ups sell stuff, can you find livebands of dj’s at almost every pub. The party last from the evening before until late in the night. 

As there is so much to do here some links :

 

 

Feb
16
Wed
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).

 

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